The unstoppable march of Night Slugs continues apace as their Club Constructions series starts to take shape with these three cuts from Lil Silva. Unlike L-Vis 1990's starkly functional jackers in volume 1, it's not quite apparent what sets these tracks apart as specific "club constructions", but no matter, they hit where it counts. "Quest" rolls with a mean sinking bassline, while the beat jerks and snags. "The 3rd" is the real standout track though, grating on a maddening groove programmed from way out in leftfield, keeping things sparse and angular but most noticeably twitchy. Boundless joys await in watching people try to dance to this one.
After previously dropping a single on the Good Years imprint back in 2011, Lil Silva revives the dormant label with this four tracker which sees the Night Slugs regular spreading his wings and embracing ever more pop sensibilities within his smooth UK funky. "No Doubt" works around the soulful, measured delivery from Rosie Lowe to create an emotive, contemplative kind of house cut that still lets a touch of Silva's bleeps and bass into the mix. "One Twenty" is a more nasty excursion with its stripped beat, deft vocal chops and heady bass line, but the crossover is back on as "Salient Sarah" gets going with a little vocal help from Sampha. As with Lowe, Sampha isn't the obvious choice for Silva's rude production skills, this time tapping into a more indie-inflected croon which Silva manages to craftily align with the glossy acrobatics of his track.